Re: Statins and The BMJ
“… asked that the debate be conducted primarily in medical journals rather than in the lay media.. “ Since when has the BMJ or anyone else had the right to tell the lay media what to debate and what not to? This smacks of academic snobbery.
“… such debates will not be satisfactorily resolved in the public interest unless legitimate third parties are given access to the clinical study reports and the anonymised patient level data..;.” who decides who is a LEGITIMATE party. This smacks of academic snobbery. Throw it open to everyone.
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